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Do you need pain management for Your Cat?

Do you need pain management for Your Cat?

If your cat is undergoing a surgical or dental procedure, do not be afraid to ask what pain management will be provided. Most of these procedures require postoperative pain management, though the duration of treatment will vary with the procedure.

Why do veterinarians think cats do not feel pain?

Cats are, by nature, predators, and predators who can no longer hunt become another predator’s next meal. In the past, this led well-meaning experts to presume that cats did not feel pain the same way humans do. Veterinarians know that cats have a nervous system very similar to humans, and we know better how to recognize and manage their pain.

When to give a cat pain reliever after surgery?

Generally, your cat will receive pain-relief medications before, during, and after surgery or dentistry. Although there are fewer medication options for cats than for dogs, your veterinarian will choose the appropriate drugs based on your pet’s specific needs.

Is it possible for a cat to hurt a human?

In general, if something would hurt a human, it would probably hurt a cat. Pain is very subjective and difficult to measure, and there are as many manifestations of pain as there are injuries, conditions, and individuals. Demonstrations of pain vary widely among pets in general but are even more elusive in cats.

What to do if your cat is in pain?

If you think your cat is in pain, never give your cat any of your own pain medications. They can kill cats. Instead, call your veterinarian and describe the signs of pain you have noticed so they can help you figure out the best mode of treatment.

Is it common for cats to have chronic pain?

Chronic pain, like that from osteoarthritis (OA), is surprisingly common in cats. Clinical studies have found signs of osteoarthritis in 61% of cats over the age of six [1] and in 90% of cats over the age of 12 [2]. 40% of those cats showed signs of pain [3].

Where can I get an emergency vet for my Cat?

Ashleigh is one of Vets Now’s emergency vets. She is also available on our video vet service, where owners can speak to a vet online between 8am and 11pm every day.She graduated from the University of Liverpool Vet School in 2008 and lives in the North West of England.

What’s the name of the most painful cat emergency?

While we’re on the subject of pain, this is one of the most truly painful cat emergencies: aortic thromboembolism, or ATE. ATE is a complication of heart disease in cats in which a blood clot lodges in the rear (usually) legs.